Way back before the world was made, Atum the creator sat lonely and alone. Finally he decided to create something, so he wouldn't be lonely anymore. His first two children were twins named Shu and Tefnut: air and moisture. From Shu and Tefnut, came Geb and Nut (earth and sky) and everything in them. Atum was so happy to have company that he cried, and his tears turned into people. It's a crazy story, but isn't it sweet? These twins have been there and seen it all.
Shu and Tefnut (The "nut" in Tefnut rhymes with "boot")
Ruti (The Twin Lions), The Eyes of Atum, Wonder Twins, Left and Right
Shu is male, Tefnut is female
Iunu (Heliopolis, modern Cairo)
Work & Education
Blowing up a storm as the wind and rain
Their father Atum taught them everything
Atum is their maker and lord
Family & Friends (& Enemies)
Only one: Atum
They are brother and sister. Not sure how it works, but sometimes, Ra is their brother, too.
Geb and Nut
Our friends are our family. Everything that exists is our child.
"'Tis an ill wind that blows no minds." – Malaclypse the Younger (Gregory Hill) "The rain fell alike upon the just and upon the unjust, and for nothing was there a why and a wherefore." – W. Somerset Maugham, in Of Human Bondage
"If the wind will not serve, take to the oars." – Latin proverb
"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow." – Jerry Chin
"Who wants to be right as rain?" – Adele
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Don't let anybody tell you old people can't feel love. We do!
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan Sure, his books about Egyptian mythology are fun. But the Greek ones are even better.
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling Did you know that our friend, Ra, has a mongoose form like Rikki-tikki? Bet you didn't.
On long winter nights, we like to read the Book of Genesis out of the Bible. Tefnut especially loves the story of 40 days and nights of rain….
The Tempest by William Shakespeare What's life without a little wind and rain? Especially a little magic wind and rain?